Episode 26: Electronics in Survival

//Episode 26: Electronics in Survival

Episode 26: Electronics in Survival

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan are joined by Ron Davis for a casual discussion on the place of electronics in the survival equations.

Electronics are a tool, like any other. Episode 26 Electronics in Survival takes a casual look at why electronics should not be ignored or discounted when considering preps.

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By |2016-10-15T00:15:27+00:00July 18th, 2011|Urban Survival Podcast Episodes|6 Comments

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  1. BhmJeep July 18, 2011 at 9:08 pm - Reply

    Even as a storm spotter working with the hams in the area during the tornadoes, my son was giving me updates via twitter that were faster than the storm spotters. But you also have to remember that someone tweeting a funnel cloud that has no training and a ham spotter can be 2 seperate things, so you have to balance you information intake. Even if you don’t have your ham license get a small handheld 2 meter for $150 brand new.

  2. xpo172 July 27, 2011 at 8:45 am - Reply

    I’m a spotter as well and I’d to recommend a simple receiver that friends and family could use to listen to SKYWARN spotters. The only thing I can find are 200 channel scanners. What do you recommend?

  3. Gayle August 23, 2011 at 5:01 pm - Reply

    Listened to this episode on the crammed subway coming out of Washington D.C. after our 5.9 earthquake. I won’t be going out for lunch without my purse and a bottle of water again anytime soon……..Ya just never know……

    • Aaron Frankel August 23, 2011 at 5:16 pm - Reply

      About three years ago I found myself standing in the cold wearing my sweaty workout clothes at 7am for 45 minutes after the fire alarm went off at my Gym. My car keys, wallet and everything else were sitting in a locker inside I could not get to. I used to mentally make fun of people that kept their backpacks with them at the Gym. Not anymore.

  4. Richard Hauser September 10, 2013 at 3:48 pm - Reply

    You mentioned using DropBox and TrueCrypt to save all your critical data, which works, but is limited if you loose the device or devices that will give you access to the data. What I suggest is to use LastPass (www.lastpass.com). It gives you the ability to securely access your data on any internet device, as long as the device is secure. i.e. you could use a friends phone to find out the numbers to cancel your credit cards when your wallet gets stolen. Especially handy when travelling. If you have doubts on its security, you can look at https://www.grc.com/sn/sn-256.htm. You can trust Steve Gibson. I’m an IT guy and get everyone on LastPass and suggest that for a password they use the first letters to a song and then some easy to remember filler, what Steve calls Password Haystacking, so though “Mhallifwwas***”, may look hard to remember it is easy if I said it was from “Mary had a little lamb its fleece was white as snow” with three asterisks. Book quotes also work well.
    Great show.

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